14 May 09
Here’s your chance to catch The Arc Angels in an a club setting in London on 30 May 2009!
Contest ends 20 May 2009 at 23:59 (London Time) … so why are you waiting … enter now!
Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton – The Arc Angels – will perform that night at Bush Hall, Uxbridge Road in London. Where’s Eric! and the band want YOU and a friend to be there! FOUR pairs of tickets will be given away in this exclusive whereseric.com contest so you can catch the band that has become an Austin, Texas institution. The contest ends 20 May at 23:59 (London Time) so enter now!
These huge talents created a band at the Austin Rehearsal Center (ARC), that was only ever meant to have fun jamming when they were not on tour with their friend, colleague and musical inspiration, Stevie Ray Vaughan. But, Vaughan’s tragic and untimely death shocked the world and changed the Arc Angels forever. United by their common bond, the band became a musical outlet and inspiration in a time of crisis and ultimately became something much bigger and better than even they had imagined.
The band’s 1992 debut album release, Arc Angels, on Geffen Records met with much critical acclaim and managed to break on to the Billboard Top 200 chart. The sound was unique – raw and intense rock and roll steeped in the roots of Texas blues, but still radio-friendly and widely appealing. "Skill and zeal lift the Angels above the pack," said Rolling Stone. "One of the best pop / rock / blues recordings of the decade," said All Music Guide. The group toured heavily over the next three years and did two much-discussed appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman." But at the peak of that success, the band abruptly fell apart in 1994 due to personal conflicts, drug addictions and crushing touring schedules.
They each created their own unique paths from there. Sexton made two critically acclaimed solo albums and spent several years touring with iconic musician Bob Dylan. Meanwhile, Layton recorded three albums with the Texas soul quintet, Storyville, and is known for backing artists like Buddy Guy, John Mayer and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Bramhall recorded several solo projects, toured with Roger Waters and is well-known to Eric Clapton’s fans having collaborated with him in the studio since 2000. As a solo artist, Bramhall supported EC on numerous dates in 2001 and was an integral part of Clapton’s band from 2004 until March 2009.
Widely recognized as some of the best musicians in the business and the best Austin prodigies ever developed, the Arc Angels have reformed this year to make new music and tour again. They are currently opening for Eric Clapton on his Spring dates and then will return to the U.S. for a run of summer shows. A new live CD / DVD will be released and a new studio album is also on the horizon in 2009.
Where’s Eric! is giving away four pairs of tickets to see the Arc Angels at their only headlining club appearance while in the U.K. The contest ends 20 May at 23:59 (London Time), so what are you waiting for? Enter now by following these instructions:
HOW TO ENTER:
Contest is open to all, with one entry per person. Simply send an email with the subject header Arc Angels / London to [email protected] along with your full name, postal address, daytime telephone numbers, and email address. That’s it … it couldn’t be easier! Four winners will be selected in a random draw from all valid entries. Each winner will receive two tickets to see The Arc Angels on 30 May 2009 in London. Transportation to the show at Bush Hall is not provided.
Contest starts 14 May and ends 20 May at 23:59 (London Time). One entry per person. Multiple entries and incomplete entries will result in disqualification. Where’s Eric! is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of the entry. Four winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email and / or telephone by 18:00 (London Time) on 21 May. If a winner cannot be reached, an alternate winner will be selected. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. Transportation to venue is the sole responsibility of winner, prize consists of two concert tickets only. All decisions of Where’s Eric! are final.
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Who: The Arc Angels
Where: Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
When: Saturday, 30 May 2009 / Doors open 19:30
Tickets: Ã‚£20 General Admission
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